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February 26, 2016

 This episode documents the highly successful female condom, used throughout the developing world to protect women from HIV infections. 

In most of Africa HIV is a heterosexual disease affecting women and their newborns as well as men.  The HIV pandemic is scarcely...

February 19, 2016

Despite what appears to be continuing bad news from Egypt, SEKEM is an exciting profitable company located in a huge 2000 acre property east of Cairo. SEKEM was started by an Egyptian, Dr. Ibrahim Abouleish in 1977, with a vision of turning the desert into a flourishin...

February 12, 2016

This company, started by three University of Michigan graduates, is  a small award-winning for-profit company that has invented and makes simple inexpensive products for healthcare delivery in emerging economies, including blood transfusion kits and centrifuges, all of...

February 5, 2016

This episode documents the story of the Shorebank of Chicago, a small neighborhood community bank, and its successor banks. In the 1970s there was a large migration of Afro-Americans from the Southern regions of the United States to the North. As a result of unproven f...

January 22, 2016

The University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business is considered one of the finest business schools in the country. But it is becoming known for another project as well, a prison-focused certificate education program, initiated by Greg and Tierney Fairchild....

January 15, 2016

Chicago public schools have a reputation for being one of the weakest school systems in the nation However, there are a number of initiatives aimed at changing this perception.  In this episode we film two such initiatives. the Academy of Unban School Leadership, envis...

January 8, 2016

Despite restrictions on entry into the United States, every year this country accepts numbers of aliens and refugees who request political asylum.  This episode traces the history of refugees in the United States and documents the difficulties individuals encounter whe...

October 25, 2015

We talk with Syrian refugees currently seeking refuge in Jordan, and hear their stories and challenges. UN aid workers and Jordanians talk with us about the the challenges of dealing with refugees, and how children are, and will continue to be, heavily affected.

August 23, 2015

Go inside a Millennium Village, a UN effort developed by Jeffrey Sachs to intervene in a number of areas of need (agriculture, health, education, infrastructure) in one concentrated effort, and see their Telemedicine operation, which brings medical assistance to people...

May 31, 2015

Join us as we examine a major issue facing persons from all walks of life that is often hidden from sight. We talk to wage theft victims about how it affects them, their families and their communities. We discuss the ethics of employers not paying workersproperly or at...

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